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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Saison
L’Assomption, Canada
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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It’s not a smoke beer. It’s not a tart Berliner Weisse. It’s maybe a weird saison. BerlinerRauchSaison. Yes! Low gravity beer with good presence of wheat. A small layer of smoke malt disappears after a few sips. And light tartness and spice from the Saison yeast. Refreshing and flavourful at the same time.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
(bottle) cloudy orange colour with a ridiculously tall head (the bottle sat for a week undisturbed in the cellar, then it was carefully opened - the foam exploded out, and kept coming out for about 5 minutes continuously as the beer was being poured); aroma is musty, smoky, smoked longans; balanced and refreshing flavour

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle,75cl corked. It’s an unclear, yellowish orange beer with a nice, white head. The aroma has some smoked malts, a fruity touch, some pale malts and hints of grains and beef jerky. It’s medium to thin bodied, dry and soft on the palate, low carbonation level. Some sweetness in the flavor, with salt, something herbal and spiced, feeling like coriander, still not, and a faint bitterness. Lasting finish. Very refreshing and easy drinkable this one, and tasteful too. 140502

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Light yellowish pour from draft. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub. Smokey for this style. Like beef jerky and lemon combo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3259) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
more of a low boost smoked wheat beer than a saison. bit of herbal rustic earthiness too it. light. somewhat muddled campfire, earth, vegetal wheat, wet leaf combo. smoke character is enjoyable. perhaps a very subtle lemongrass presence. peculiar beer. a weird smoked low boost rew. drinkable while grilling.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Pale golden, medium white head. Soft smoked aroma, some peppery notes. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, slighly tart, low to medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Poured a murky golden with an off white head. Aroma of rauched malt, light fruit. Medium body, flavour is smokey, acidic and lightly citric.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri, Oslo
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, smoke, salt and yeast. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long smoked, slightly salt and dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonaiton is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (378) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Un hybride de styles et de saveurs peu orthodoxe en théorie, elle prend tout son sens lorsqu’elle frappe le palais. Un nez de pain brûlé et fruité nous laisse croire à une bière très fumée en bouche, mais ce n’est pas tout à fait le cas. Oui les notes fumées sont présentes, mais elles sont bien équilibrées avec un aspect fruité et une douce acidité très agréable. Je n’en boirais pas 2-3 de suite, mais c’est un produit fort intéressant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (255) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold pour with a thin bubbly head, decent lacing. Aroma is spicy, BBQ, smoky. Taste starts off light, wheaty and slightly sour. Finish is smoked bacon. Thinner body with a higher carbonation, tad fizzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4030) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Landås, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy light straw-hued yellow body with a small white head. Nose is smoked meat, straw, mild citric tones, hints of mineral salts and wheat. Strange and enticing, I must say. Taste is strong salty mineral-and-smoked meat tones, straw, mild cellar must and faint citric tones in the back. Light body, medium to high carbonation. Very cool low-ish alcohol beer; experimental and flavorful while being refreshing and sessionable at the same time. I like!


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